A Chris Aitken penalty was enough to separate the sides as Stranraer defeated second-placed Stenhousemuir.

Stranraer started brightly and visiting keeper Chris Smith had to look smart to keep out Jamie Longworth's effort

Sean Higgins went close for Stenhousemuir, but the game changed immediately afterward when Ross Smith brought down Martin Grehan in the box.

Aitken made no mistake from the spot, firing the ball into the top-right corner of the goal.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Stranraer

  • 01 Mitchell
  • 02 McGregor
  • 03 Docherty
  • 06 Aitken
  • 04 Robertson
  • 05 McKeown
  • 11 Stirling (McKenna - 91' )
  • 08 Gallagher
  • 10 Longworth (Borris - 84' )
  • 09 Grehan
  • 07 Trialist Booked (Corcoran - 68' )

Substitutes

  • 12 McKenna
  • 14 Borris
  • 15 Corcoran
  • 16 Kinnaird
  • 20 Fahey

Stenhousemuir

  • 01 Smith
  • 02 Devlin
  • 03 McKinlay
  • 06 Hodge Booked
  • 04 Smith
  • 05 Malone Booked (Ferguson - 74' Booked )
  • 07 Dickson
  • 08 Lynch (Douglas - 60' )
  • 10 Higgins Booked
  • 09 Gemmell
  • 11 McNeil (Smith - 45' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Douglas
  • 14 Ferguson
  • 15 Watt
  • 16 Smith
  • 17 Shaw
  • 18 Brash
  • 19 Nimmo
Ref: Kevin Graham
Att: 326

Match Stats

Shots

11 8

On target

7 4

Corners

14 3

Fouls

11 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Stranraer 1, Stenhousemuir 0.

90:00 +4:58 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Stranraer 1, Stenhousemuir 0.

90:00 +3:08

Foul by Mark Corcoran (Stranraer).

90:00 +3:08

Nicky Devlin (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:53

Foul by Mark Corcoran (Stranraer).

90:00 +1:53

Nicky Devlin (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stranraer. David McKenna replaces Andrew Stirling.

89:46

Corner, Stenhousemuir. Conceded by Mark Docherty.

88:43

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Kevin McKinlay.

83:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stranraer. Ryan Borris replaces Jamie Longworth.

83:01 Booking

Booking Bryan Hodge (Stenhousemuir) is shown the yellow card.

83:00

Chris Aitken (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:57

Foul by Bryan Hodge (Stenhousemuir).

81:13

Attempt saved. Bryan Hodge (Stenhousemuir) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

80:09

Attempt saved. Martin Grehan (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

78:36

Attempt missed. Andrew Stirling (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

77:54

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Bryan Hodge.

77:24

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Chris Smith.

76:57

Attempt saved. Frank McKeown (Stranraer) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

76:38

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Darren Smith.

75:51 Booking

Booking Brown Ferguson (Stenhousemuir) is shown the yellow card.

75:42

Chris Aitken (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75:42

Foul by Brown Ferguson (Stenhousemuir).

73:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stenhousemuir. Brown Ferguson replaces Eddie Malone because of an injury.

72:50

Attempt saved. Andrew Stirling (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

72:12

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

71:43

Delay in match Eddie Malone (Stenhousemuir) because of an injury.

71:18

Attempt missed. Chris Aitken (Stranraer) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

70:16

Attempt saved. Sean Dickson (Stenhousemuir) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

68:21

Martin Grehan (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:21

Foul by Eddie Malone (Stenhousemuir).

67:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stranraer. Mark Corcoran replaces Trialist.

65:34 Booking

Booking Eddie Malone (Stenhousemuir) is shown the yellow card.

65:30

Jamie Longworth (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:30

Foul by Eddie Malone (Stenhousemuir).

65:11

Attempt saved. Errol Douglas (Stenhousemuir) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

64:21 Booking

Booking Sean Higgins (Stenhousemuir) is shown the yellow card.

64:12

Andrew Stirling (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64:12

Foul by Sean Higgins (Stenhousemuir).

63:00

Kevin McKinlay (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick on the right wing.

62:58

Foul by Martin Grehan (Stranraer).

62:15

Attempt saved. Chris Aitken (Stranraer) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the centre of the goal.

61:20

Martin Grehan (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61:20

Foul by Eddie Malone (Stenhousemuir).

59:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stenhousemuir. Errol Douglas replaces Sean Lynch.

58:10

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Eddie Malone.

57:44

Attempt blocked. Chris Aitken (Stranraer) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

55:25

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Nicky Devlin.

53:59

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

53:08

Delay in match Eddie Malone (Stenhousemuir) because of an injury.

50:37

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Kevin McKinlay.

49:16

Andrew Stirling (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:16

Foul by Kevin McKinlay (Stenhousemuir).

48:17

Attempt missed. Bryan Hodge (Stenhousemuir) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

46:39

Mark Docherty (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:39

Foul by Sean Lynch (Stenhousemuir).

46:05

Attempt missed. Sean Higgins (Stenhousemuir) header from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.

45:00

Second Half begins Stranraer 1, Stenhousemuir 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stenhousemuir. Darren Smith replaces Ross McNeil.

45:00 +1:21 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Stranraer 1, Stenhousemuir 0.

45:00 +0:05

Hand ball by Trialist (Stranraer).

44:27

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Nicky Devlin.

43:52

Andrew Stirling (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:52

Foul by Nicky Devlin (Stenhousemuir).

40:51

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Sean Lynch.

40:05

Attempt missed. Grant Gallagher (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

39:39

Foul by Jamie Longworth (Stranraer).

39:39

Ross Smith (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick on the left wing.

37:45

Foul by Martin Grehan (Stranraer).

37:45

Nicky Devlin (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick on the right wing.

35:49

Corner, Stenhousemuir. Conceded by Mark Docherty.

35:35

Attempt blocked. Sean Higgins (Stenhousemuir) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

33:50

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Ross Smith.

31:49 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Stranraer 1, Stenhousemuir 0. Chris Aitken (Stranraer) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

31:30

Penalty conceded by Ross Smith (Stenhousemuir) after a foul in the penalty area.

31:30

Penalty Stranraer. Martin Grehan draws a foul in the penalty area.

30:59

Attempt saved. Sean Higgins (Stenhousemuir) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

28:24

Foul by Nicky Devlin (Stenhousemuir).

28:24

Jamie Longworth (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:00

Sean Dickson (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:57

Foul by Trialist (Stranraer).

26:02

Ross Smith (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26:02

Foul by Martin Grehan (Stranraer).

25:28

Foul by John Gemmell (Stenhousemuir).

25:28

David McGregor (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

22:21 Booking

Booking Trialist (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

22:09

Sean Higgins (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:09

Foul by Trialist (Stranraer).

19:21

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Ross Smith.

18:37

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Sean Dickson.

14:43

John Gemmell (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

14:43

Foul by Trialist (Stranraer).

11:52

Attempt saved. Jamie Longworth (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

11:09

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Ross Smith.

7:24

Corner, Stenhousemuir. Conceded by Mark Docherty.

6:42

Attempt missed. Ross McNeil (Stenhousemuir) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

6:14

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Eddie Malone.

4:06

Attempt saved. Grant Gallagher (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

2:07

Sean Higgins (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:07

Foul by Andrew Stirling (Stranraer).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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